F5, considered the market-share leader in application delivery control (ADC), on Tuesday released new versions of its flagship BIG-IP product that make it easier to use the company’s load balancer, firewall and other application delivery services not only in data centers but in the public cloud.

The maturation of BIG-IP represents a broader shift among ADC vendors to embrace the public cloud. Traditionally these ADC products have been optimized for applications that are hosted on infrastructure controlled by customers. As more and more applications shift to the public infrastructure as a service cloud, vendors have evolved their products to work in those environments too.

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